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Glasgow: 7/10, good music, good pubs, bad saturday nights, terrible roads.
but the place i spent longest (8-18) was Cramlington, near Newcastle, which i'd give a resounding 1/10 because it's the definition of shitburg.
my paternal home just now is in glasgow and have only ever stayed in any place for about 3-4 years at a time. Though I've done that in glasgow twice so I guess it's glasgow.
But i'd give it at least an 8/10. Edinburgh gets 6.9 .
Good charity shops
At least one fairly acceptable pub, (probably)
A nice river with a heron! and various ducks
6 trains to london an hour
How do you know we have a lidl now?
It is pretty good, yeah
all live out Dorking, Newdigate way so I pass and stop at that Lidl on my way back. It's a good un.
the worst town in england.
dorking is much better - massive steel cock on the roundabout, load of pubs, loads of restaurants and thats about it
8/10 - Good pubs, good venues, good bands, by and large very friendly and witty locals, west end, GFT, good parks, good galleries.
Downsides - neds, litter and as justanothersheeldz says cuty centre on a sat night.
A minor character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was called Leatherhead, so it gets bonus points for that
its so bad its almost brilliant in an ironic 'lol look at all the mongoloids in wolf fleeces' way
- really pretty
- not enough people or places
- really half assed music scene
oh myyyyyyyyyyy. Not been there in ages. I love how it's so confused as to what it actually is, like half of it is new age hippy stuff and the other stuff is mental goth shit. Makes no sense! I used to fancy a girl that worked there. Good times :')
yeah you could smell shamanic a mile off, it was like a weed factory. Oh god I know those trousers hahaha awful! Ah yeah I used to get the sew on patches, put them on my school bag :D
Oh yeah goldrush was like an institution. I got lots of ace stuff there too, before I discovered teh internet they would order in CDs for me :D I think one of the guys was a bit mental though. He would always THROW the CDs on the counter whenever I got them.
Oh man, the sale bit was hilarious, it was always the same CDs over and over again. I got Limp Bizkit's discography there :') beast!
Ahhhh the skate shop, damn, what WAS that called. Ah cannae mind. Haha oh you. You didn't miss much really, I always thought that place was shite. Like the t shirts were so overpriced, it's all just stuff from TKMaxx anyway!! The shoes though...they were often nom. I had a quicksilver bag :D still got one!
Did you know about Motion the drummer and stuff? Motionfest or Allergo ring a bell?
yeah allergo were beast :D very ENERGETIC. Mmm snowblind, nah dont think so?
gotta love shite local bands
Posh, quiet, pretty, couple of nice pubs, load of cunts but unlikely to get stabbed. 7/10
Pretty boring. Bit of a pub town, and now lots of old people live here. It's a relatively nice town, and well sought after in this part of the county, which has led to it being pretty expensive. One nightclub, and ten minutes down the road from Southend, which is alright for a night out if you like shit nightclubs and getting in fights at taxi ranks at 3am. Forty minutes on the train to London, so very much commutable (?)
7/10 - I've enjoyed growing up here
no fights, but enough scum that it could have ended that way.
very charming in the centre, nice pubs, and a gradually improving music scene. Spoiled by chavtastic weekends.
one attempted mugging, one assault, intimidation...even the pubs in the centre are all closing.
home to numerous stabbings, and the current newstastic story of the model who got killed with the copper as the accomplice
Used to live in Walkden, and frequently got the bus through there. No redeeming features.
Great if you want to raise a family as the local schools are excellent and there are no distractions, no public transport and there is next to no crime.
For anyone that likes to do anything cultural beyond drinking in the pub, it’s so spirit-crushingly dull that you’ll be desperate to get a car just so that you can drive the half hour to Hertford, Stevenage, Cambridge or Bishop’s Stortford every single weekend.
sounds pretty gay
it's the kind of place that gets its sense of community by forming a mob to chase them out with pitchforks and flaming torches.
40 minutes to London, functional, spent most of my time in Hertford.
Ware has a train line to London, the Sky bar, and the girls from Presdales are well filthy.
15 minutes into London
It's in Hertfordshire
Good Local shops
Rich heritage and history
good charity shops
would be 10/10 but fopr Big Brother being filmed there :s
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR A TRAIN?
HOW LONG TO ACTUALLY GET TO LONDON AFTER YOU'VE LEFT KINGS CROSS?
it only 15 mins to get to central london yeah?
you know exactly what I mean.
But seeing as you want it spelled out: When I get on a train at Elstree and Borehamwood, I am in London within 15 minutes.
is it near Radlett?
2 mins on the train
was down there last summer to stay with a mate from uni and he took me to see the sights. Watched Arsenal vs someone in Borehamwood football club bar I think? Then went to Watford, it seemed alright.
Radlett's ace though, plus it's got the highest proportion of jewish folk in england!
Rubbish music scene, violent town centre, appaling shopping, football team crammed with frustratingly under-performing players
It would be a big fat zero but it gets two points for nostalgia value.
parking was ample
but i'm very pleased with that typo.
were banned from Leicester in medieval times and it's never been repealed...there was a story about it in the Leicester Mercury a while ago.
as 'The Glittering Jew of Leicester' from now one, it'd make my grandad very proud, thanks.
Nowhere near as bad as people would think. There was more than enough to keep me entertained between the ages of 5 and 18, but I would never go back and live there now.
This is one of the places you stop off at if you driving a ways because the main road is packed with fast food. There's not really anythng to do apart from a crap bowling alley but it's a 10 to 15 minute drive from the blue water bridge to Canada so when home from uni can go there for drinks As an under 21which gives it some benefit
4/10 beer is dope as are dry stone walls & general miles of green hills but everyone does hate black people
Home of Fishermans Friends and old school tram network - 5/10
Not home of Fleetwood Mac.
Stuff to do: 5
I remember you saying something about that on NYE, but I can't remember the context now. Much like I can't remember much else from that night.
What gives with them stopping people swimming in that lake of yours?
some crappy water sprayin thing now
it has lots of cows and ducks thou, they probably out number humans.
4/10 cos its nice and chilled and pretty in summer.
Nearest city is manchester or chester exact opposites.
Chester is pleasant but boring and has no music scene at all but attractive girls generally. 4/10
manchester is unplesant but more exciting and has a dodgy music scene but atleast its somthing the girls are very hit and miss. 4/10
I lived in Nottingham before it went to hell and id have given that a 6/10 cos it had a nice balance of good stuff and plesantness.
I lived in byron bay before too and that was awesome for 6months but then became boring as there was no where to escape hippies from near by. 6/10
Im hoping to go live in CALI soon hopefully that'll be a 6/10+
OMGZ we have an Ikea!!!
+ 27 minutes from London
+ You could go home for a shower and food during the festival
+ Countryside and cosy villages nearby
- There is nothing there that isn't done a million times better somewhere else
- They closed down the Uniqlo
reading is ace.
+ river thames.
+ sweeney todds pie shop.
+ kings tavern.
+ the secret music scene that no-one cares about.
+ harris arcade
+ great train station. railair link to heathrow.
- estate agents.
cue whippet-bumming,defensive,scared-of-cities-bedwetters in 3....2...1...
It's like me claiming Borehamwood is in London, when it's 15 minutes on the train.
MAM! Whe'z FATHAH?
Oooorh SON - FATHA'S IN T'WISHIN WELL REPPIN 'IS FERRETS IN T' EEEERNUS
BEFOWA HEDDIN T' TESSSCURRRRZ"
lets be honest, barnet, borremwood, arkley, potters bar etc are all shit unless maybe your old or raising a family. Where do you go out? london i'm betting. Theres no record shop in high barnet! disgraceful. Too close to london for anyone to open anything good.on the up side, we're close to london. If you can get 1 nightbus home from zone 1 we'll call it london i reckon.
Good things: really quite pretty on a sunny day; lively and busy despite being relatively compact; has a good cinema and a couple of ok record shops; well connected and has most things you'd want
Bad things: touring bands skip Newcastle way too much and people don't care enough about good music for there to be a decent music scene; it can feel a bit parochial; bad weather even by British standards; too many shit bars full of pissed-up twats and not enough nice pubs
I'm a bit bored of it and it's a long way from where most of my friends are. I won't be here for quite a while from next month onwards, anyway.
Good things: Everyone has a healthy tan in the summer. Good schools, pleasant parks, good shopping centre and travel links, excellent beaches, summer seems to last a long time.
Bad things: Unemployment/drug use/alcoholism high, culture low. Architecture weak, old people buy all the property so they have somewhere to die, and it's scumbag central. Winter seems to last a long time.
the indie/head of steam/end bar/NARC. magazine side of things has some decent bands (even if narc has all kinds of problems about it) and the punk/hardcore scene is pretty solid with plenty of fun nights to be had.
Quite pretty in places - not as many annoying tourists/stupid tourist stuff as elsewhere on the IOW
Probably better for shopping than most towns of that size
Nice local pubs that are still full of loads of people I know
Not a lot to do. Nightlife/music scene pretty nonexistent
On the Isle of Wight, but not in immediate proximity to the beach
Curiously aggressive teenagers
Hard/expensive to get anywhere of any significance (Southampton and Portsmouth really don't count)
Shit, ludicrously expensive public transport
Creeping sense of isolation/claustrophobia
I'm not going back, and you can't make me.
You're not allowed to go back
Surely the Isle of Wight gets extra points for the three Rydes and coloured sand in a tube.
for all of the aformentioned reasons.
sans neds it would be at least a 9 though
Rothwell is where I live, I'd give it a 4/10. There's nothing to do, it's a million miles away from any decent music venues and the locals don't like outsiders much. On the plus side there are lots of pubs and I've never felt greatly threatened (just not accepted) here.
We have a pretty badass wildfowl park!
It's got everything you need bar class, character and the probability you might not get stabbed on a night out
It was the birthplace of the fucking Feeling for a start...I hated that place.
Would be 3/10 but it's close to Newcastle.
Where the FAll camde from.
And used to have the the gigantic mental asylum..now a Tescos and TFI FRidays. 10/10
good pubs, good people, good history, music scene is pretty crap at the moment but not totally hopeless, near to the peak district, near enough to manchester/birmingham/sheffield/nottingham. it's by no means perfect but i'd give it a healthy 6/10.
- No good venues/clubs
- Near Aldershot so you get the squaddies making a mess at the weekend
- Rubbish transport links
- Generic Shopping, though getting credit crunchy
- No art scene
- It's very expensive, so there aren't many young people
+ Relatively low crime rate
+ Rock Box (Though it hasn't been good for a few years)
+ Farnborough Airshow nearby
village 3 miles outside Durham (between and hour or two from Newcastle by public transport)
a handful of pubs
the occasional covers band at the club
some nice views
about eight shops of the co-op/corner variety
a couple of takeaways
the only good thing is the cheap polish off licences, which only popped up after i'd left
+A couple of nice pubs.
top place! 8.5/10
great live music, good pubs, cool people
northern shithole, but that's a tautology. has at least the benefit of being the last of the towns around there (burnley, rochdale, bradford, halifax, wakefield) to get a BNP councillor. apparently it's okay if you're a student, or spending less than a week there. oh, and has the downside of the nearest big cities being leeds and manchester, both of which are shit to anyone with any discernable taste. so: 3/10
Near to Birmingham, inherently racist, a working class town that's one of the safest tory seats due to the electoral boundaries. 1 nightclub and no shortage of people willing to knock your block off.
Suffice to say, i love it 7/10
It's shit being northen.
(Yes, I know he says scottish)
+its not as bad as the media makes out
+dean windass was born here
-highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the country
-there is literally nothing in this city that you can find ten times better anywhere else
-you wouldnt come to hull on a day out
Safe enough, good art centre based music scene ranging from nu metal to stoner rock. Few good pubs during my childhood and a large alternative population.
It's gotta be worst now mind...
Latest Statistics - 50 murders a day, 128 Rapes a day, 65 house burglaries a day...(the list goes on)
But we do have nice weather
Good place to grow up, close to the met, so could go into town at any time. Nice during the day, but you get whythenshawe scum at night sneaking in.
Permanently high unemployment, highest number of teenage pregnancies in europe, awful run down seaside amusements. 2/10 Though where i live 20 minutes away is actually quite nice 6/10.
I remember we lived there when I was tiny....not much though....it was always sunny in altrincham I remember
I didn't know any DiSers other than me were from there!
in my memory
Facilities of a city, but the friendly feel of a town, near the peak district, 2 hours from London, 45 mins from Manchester, England's Greenest City, cheap, good music and lots of venue!
6/10 bit rubbish close enough to london for it not to matter
yah, nice architecture if you like gothic revival. but its tiny and dull, after 20 years it gets deadly dull.
speaks for itself.